Tuesday 26 January 2021, 10am–1.30pm
Join us this Australia Day for a family-friendly program of music performances, weaving demonstrations, Director-led tours, talks and activities. Explore our exhibitions:
- Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Story of Cook and the First Australians
- A Portrait of Australia
- 2021 Australian of the Year Awards
Or follow one of our family trails to discover the amazing stories behind some of our objects.
Cost: Free (costs apply for some activities including the family trails). Limited spaces available for some activities.
Program details are subject to change at short notice.
Smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country with Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian Paul House
Join Kalkadoon woman Ronnie Jordan as she demonstrates her weaving technique using traditional and modern-day materials.
Join Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian Paul House for pop-up didjeridu performances.
Various locations throughout the galleries
Botanical art demonstration
Watch talented local Canberra botanical artist Cheryl Hodge paint from nature.
Note: Cheryl's work can be purchased in the Museum Shop on the day.
10.15am – 1.30pm
Note: no program at 11.30am
Secret life of critters
Join the rangers from Mulligans Flat citizen science program and learn about what happens at Mulligans Flat.
You might see shingleback and bearded dragon lizards.
Listen to award-winning singer and Wiradjuri elder Johnny Huckle.
Johnny has a big voice and a swag of heartfelt songs on the themes of love, identity and spirit. He has been performing around the country for over 30 years.
Building and architecture tour
Discover the stories and meanings hidden in the Museum building, design and landscapes. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking outside.
Ask at the Information Desk for details and tickets
Join the National Museum of Australia’s Director, Mat Trinca, for a short gallery talk.
Meet at the Information Desk
First Australians gallery and Forecourt Garden talks
Join a free Host talk in our First Australians gallery or Forecourt Garden.
Ask at the Information Desk for details
Note: open every day of the school holidays
Dyara Indigenous arts hub
Dyara is the Ngunnawal word for bowerbird — a name chosen for the Indigenous arts hub because of its eclectic collection of handmade products from artists and art centres from remote and regional Australia. Come and explore the range today.